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Washington Researcher Receives $100,000 Grand Challenges Grant from Gates Foundation

Dr. Gerard Cangelosi, a professor of environmental and occupational health sciences from the University of Washington School of Public Health, was awarded a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The grant will support continued development of an oral swab diagnostic method for tuberculosis (TB) and research into how samples can be collected, stored and transported. The premise behind this method could revolutionize the way TB is diagnosed.

[Photo: Dr. Gerard Cangelosi]

This is the second round of Gates Foundation funding for the project, which was initially launched with seed money from the School’s department of environmental and occupational health sciences. Dr. Cangelosi is also an adjunct professor of epidemiology and global health.

Read more about the study in this blog post.